This 350 hour course will provide students with a multi theoretical perspective on the biological, psychological, developmental and spiritual benefits of yoga for young people with mental health problems and/or who have experienced psycholgical trauma. From a yoga and psychological perspective mental health is influenced and affected by all of these domains. Offered by a collaborative of experts in their field, this comprehensive Yoga Therapy for Children and Young People in the first of its kind that we know about it the UK. This course is suitable for yoga teachers/therapists, parents and child and adolescent health care professionals who would like to be able to focus on the use of yoga and psychology as a healing system for emotional wellbeing in children and young people. In addition, we welcome applications from parents and carers of young people with mental health needs.
This training offers a balance of theory and experiential learning so that all are fully embodied and can be offered effectively and authentically to young people. Students will need to complete an initial foundation course and then a series of specialist weekend modules to cover the breadth and depth of conditions and presentations they may wish to support. Students will be invited to take part in assignments and case studies to consolidate and individualise their learning and the course also includes observing sessions, mentoring and optional ongoing consultation with this work.